I can afford the training , but then what? Where the hell would I even fly to?It's not like I have several homes to hop around to.
Most people I've talked to, usually do they "$100 Hamburger" flight. Where they fly somewhere (like a small town) just to go shopping and have lunch.
The $100 refers to the fuel costs. Last I looked 100LL was like $6.10 a gallon. That always pissed me off, because these planes can be ran on 93 octane gas, but regulations make them have their own leaded fuel.
The lead gives extra octane.
(the LL stands for Low Lead)
It cost's $135 an hour to rent the 172's at New Orleans per flight hour, minimum three hours a day if you need to keep the plane multiple days. The 152s were $99 an hour, and minimum two hours a day.
I know they have 162s now and they are supposed to be the new training plane, but I haven't checked them out. I have a few hours in a Piper as well. For looks and flying, I prefer the low wing, and for getting into and out of(you have to walk on a wing and everyone goes through one door on low wing, high wing has two doors you enter like a car) and take off and landings I prefer the high wing planes.
I looked into half ownership. Also found a strip in St Charles parish where you can park for $25 a month.
This post was edited on 3/20 at 7:33 pm